- To imtimidate is defined as to frighten someone or to make someone be in awe of you, especially if you do so in order to get what you want.
An example of intimidate is to act very tough to scare your enemies.
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transitive verb in·tim·i·dat·ed, in·tim·i·dat·ing, in·tim·i·dates
- To make timid; fill with fear.
- To coerce or inhibit by or as if by threats.
Origin: Medieval Latin intimidāre, intimidāt- : Latin in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + Latin timidus, timid; see timid.
- in·timˈi·datˌing·ly adverb
- in·timˌi·daˈtion noun
- in·timˈi·daˌtor noun